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Introduction to banana, abacá and enset

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Jones, D. R. and Daniells, J. W. (2019) Introduction to banana, abacá and enset. In: Handbook of diseases of banana, abacá and enset. CAB International, Wallingford. ISBN 9781780647197

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/9781780647197.0001


Banana, abacá and enset belong to the Musaceae family of flowering plants in the order Zingerberales. The family has two genera: Musa and Ensete. Banana and abacá belong to genus Musa and enset to the genus Ensete. This chapter provides information on their taxonomy, morphology, cultivation and trade, as well as on origin and classification of edible cultivars.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:bananas, classification, cultivars, cultivation, edible species, origin, plant morphology, taxonomy, trade
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Economic botany
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Live Archive:11 Mar 2019 00:04
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:45

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